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badboy2451
06-01-2005, 12:08 PM
can anybody explain to me what this stuff is in the picture(coolent??) and why it is happening??

pyro
06-01-2005, 01:46 PM
it looks like transmission fluid to me.

coupe
06-01-2005, 01:55 PM
Me also
I dont know what else is that color.

SilverGAGT04
06-01-2005, 05:01 PM
I looks like dried dexcool. Check for any leaks on the coolant pipes and hoses around there.

badboy2451
06-01-2005, 05:12 PM
There are no signs of coolent leaking anywhere under the hood, but how exactly would tranny fluid be leaking thru?

AaronGAGT
06-01-2005, 05:24 PM
How would tranny fluid end up there?

pyro
06-01-2005, 07:13 PM
have you had it serviced recently, if you did at a tuffy i wouldnt be surprised it ended up there. :rage:

mcgrady
06-01-2005, 07:28 PM
It looks like someone has had the valve cover off and used high temp silicone to seal when they put it back on. You can tell by the marks on the bolt to the left that it has been removed before. Probably to do an instake manifold gasket actually.

Ridenour
06-01-2005, 08:04 PM
Did someone maybe top off the power steering and have it leak down to there? Just a possibility.

badboy2451
06-01-2005, 09:35 PM
well ive had the car for around 10000 miles now and ive never touch the valve covers, nor taken them off...i just noticed this yesterday, and it def wasn't there before


i due have a lot of pressure under the tranny cap and it does seep out a little bit(i think thats a common problem)...i dont think that is it but i will double check in the morning

amd_hcds
06-03-2005, 12:38 AM
Well , There is a way that Tranny fluid would be into coolant but it's too far to happen , Notice that the fluid comes into the radiator to cool , There's two lines coming to\from the radiator they may leak the fluid and mix it with coolant , Just a possibility.

action
06-03-2005, 06:41 AM
It looks like someone has had the valve cover off and used high temp silicone to seal when they put it back on. You can tell by the marks on the bolt to the left that it has been removed before. Probably to do an instake manifold gasket actually.




Bingo we have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You probably never noticed it there before, there is no way tranny fluid, or dexcool is leaking from the valve cover like that, the only thing in there is oil. Somone definantly had the cover off, you can tell by looking at the bolts, since your car is a '99, I'd bet that it had the LIM gasket replaced at some point.

action
06-03-2005, 06:42 AM
BTW: do you still have stock plug wires on a '99??? Or did you reinstall the wire loom and tape when they were replaced???

badboy2451
06-03-2005, 01:12 PM
BTW: do you still have stock plug wires on a '99??? Or did you reinstall the wire loom and tape when they were replaced???


first, im glad that somebody noticed that the valve cover was off before, im hoping that it was due to the LIM becuase i really dont wanna replace that

second, they are still the stock plugs and wires, i do have some new taylor wires that i got from cavingman but never had the chance to take the time and get those back 3 plugs out...why do you ask???


edit: that was seriously never there before, ive wiped under the hood a lot and they is def noticeable to the point where i would have seen it

amd_hcds
06-04-2005, 03:53 AM
So what car models have the LIM Gasket problem? 99+?

redramair01
06-04-2005, 05:25 AM
So what car models have the LIM Gasket problem? 99+?


Its easier to ask, what car models DONT have the LIM gasket problem?!?